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2011 - Redshirt Junior: Did not play due to knee injuries.
2010 - Junior: Sat out the 2010 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during 2010 spring practice ... Was granted a medical hardship waiver and will have two years of eligibility left starting with the 2011 season.
2009 - Sophomore: Played in all 12 games ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Took a season-high 30 offensive snaps against Penn State.
2008 - Freshman: Logged 94 offensive snaps as a true-freshman, playing in four games against Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Western Michigan.
High School: Named to the Associated Press All-State team ... Earned first-team Class AAAA All-State honors ... Aided his team by averaging 6.5 yards per carry and scoring 27 rushing touchdowns as a senior ... Team averaged 182 yards rushing per game, posting over 2,200 yards for the season ... Ranks among the top-40 players in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 78 offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com ... Bench presses 300 pounds and squats 450 pounds ... High school coach was Ed Christian ... Also a starter on the basketball team.
Personal: Full name is Corey Leonard Lewis ... Son of Lisa and Steven Lewis ... Born on Oct. 16, 1989 ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Virginia and Penn State.